Above: ‘State of the Union Countdown’, streaming has started
President Barack Obama walks down the colonnade at the White House in Washington, February 12
@PeteSouza: Photo of chance encounter between POTUS and FLOTUS (w flotus CoS Tina Tchen) on WH colonnade today
Ready To Go!
You are fast..congts..I’m fired up
SCOOP: Obama to announce presidential commission on voting huff.to/12JWaOg— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) February 12, 2013
This makes me really happy. I had this as two on my goal list, right after gun control. I didn’t think anything else could happen unless we changed Federal voting laws.
A couple of hundred years too late – but should be welcomed by everyone except those who live to suppress the vote
oh this cool
READY TO GOOOOO
Me tooooo! You but two 2 many O’s on or you would gave tied me!
Congratssssssssssss on 1st
Thanks. Did you change your Avatar? Something’s different.
YESSS i did…smilin
Looking good! Mardi Gra?
Carolmaewy you are one fast lady Congrats on 1st.
Ain’t she though.
Were you waiting for me to get home? That was timing for me. I don’t think I’ve been home more than ten minutes. I’m not caught up with news yet.. I was taking care of dogs, changing clothes, this is crazy if I’m first. IF!
Carolmae, tell Chips you’re not ready for SOTU yet so she’ll do it over later. She’ll listen since you were first past the post. Good movements on your part!
I guess I’ve been home more like twenty min. But my TV was on hold and I’m just hearing about the Cali guy now. I’ve been out of pocket. Need to catch up, Chips! Do you think she’s watching me? I shouldn’t have changed!
Hey! What’s with the oh-so-early start? I’m not ready yet.
Get a move on you! The Countdown streaming has started! Sheesh!
What’s the rush? The thing starts at 9pm! My dress isn’t ironed yet and I certainly haven’t been coiffed. Heck, I haven’t even eaten yet! Stop rushing me things. I want to look good, and relaxed, in case the camera pans my way.
Get ironing, you need to be looking yer best in case you get a late SOTU-guest-call-up – come on woman, get a move on!
‘in case you get a late SOTU-guest-call-up’
Egg. sack. lee!
Stay Fired Up!
Good versus Evil……Good always wins in the end
FIRED UP & ready to support President Obama!
I love his smile
This is gonna be interesting. Will the SOTU be preempted by the Dorner shootout! Oh well a shoot out with potential blood shed is more salacious than any old speech.
Tweety is now commenting as an expert on the Wild West show. Last time I looked nothing was happening.
Give it time. The end is near. If he has hostages it’s gonna get ugly. If not that cabin becomes firewood.
Hostages were just lightly tied up and are now free. He just wanted their vehicle.
Phew! Then that building and everything inside is toast.
Interesting questions Sailor….because right now, the Dorner search has taken over all of the major stations here in Los Angeles. But if it does, I know one place where I can turn to…..right here on Station TOD!!!!!
You can also pull up WhiteHouse.gov. They are doing a splint screen stream of the speech.
Yea, I have my Smartphone ready with my WH link
Well, it will put an exclamation point on gun control. I need to catch up to see where things are in the news. Best to keep my mouth shut right now.
Fling-a-ding do-hickey-bob! This dorner thing is sucking all the oxygen outta the atmosphere! Everyone’s gotta be witness to the potential blood shed/carnage.
We’ve become a nation of ghouls.
I have sad too.
Completely FiredUP and definitely Ready to Go ~ looking forward to Mr. President
Hello everyone! Missed all of you, but tried to catch up as much as possible! Just flew back from the States today, so I will miss the SOTU until Ms Chips puts it up for us tomorrow! Congrats on first Carolmaewy, and lots of love to all……. good night!
Thanks. Welcome home! Chips is great, isn’t she!
Andogriff!!!!! We missed you, thrilled to have you back – well, temporarily. Go sleep, see ya tomorrow!!
Apparently the embargo on the SOTU text has been lifted. Seeing tweets with selected info.
Hello Miss Chips – I see you are back to the trick of starting a new thread as soon as I post. I definitely have earned the reward for being the last poster on the most theads! Might have to rethink the football favorites if this keeps up (joking joking)
“I definitely have earned the reward for being the last poster on the most threads!”
I shall expect to see the best ever pictures of POTUS and FLOTUS from today when I return from the daily chores – as my reward Seriously love “the best little blog on the web”
Woops – one of those smilies scored a typo
TOTALLY FIRED UP!!!!
Impressive American: Desiline Victor, 102, who waited 3 hours to vote on Election Day. In 1st Lady's SOTU box tonight http://t.co/j8VJhx4g— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) February 12, 2013
What a brave, courageous and determined lady!
I am so proud of her and our FLOTUS for thinking about her. My heart is so grateful and I have nothing but love for her. She is more than a “fashionista”. No, not our First Lady…..
She’s also a Haitian immigrant. I wonder whether Harwood is even aware of this.
She is a cutie!
Adorable! Bless her heart.
Thank you Ms. Victor for not giving up!! That’s what Fired Up is.
Senator Nelson takes Cruz to town for trying to impuning the character of Senator Hagel: Sit in your corner youngin! youtu.be/g6u14T-rDcc— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 12, 2013
McCain had to have his 5 seconds of attention. I really respect Senator Nelson – good for him for putting his words “on the record”. Cruz can’t backtrack now.
Thank you Sen. Nelson.
Lovelyplains, thanks for posting the video.
NP, twitter likes playing tricks w/ my head, plus I cant type today……. but thats a whole another story.
Take that Cruz! You are a diseased colon!
okay, that’s bad. Fits him to a tee. I was seeing red all night and day about his little stunt. If he was close I would be in jail by now.
Yeah, that mad. Burning with the fire of a millions suns!
Take it easy. He’s got more coming I suspect.
nice Plains! RT’d – thx
Feeling severely hopeful about my missing cat – spent the last couple of hours looking for her again, neighbor told me she saw her yesterday. Yesterday! She’s been missing for days, so “yesterday” is fantastic. Clinging to the hope that she’s still in a huff over the invader despot, still have to find her, but this is way better than I ever hoped. So, my spirits are UP!
Great news, at least you know she is in the vicinity, patience grasshopper!
It’s definitely encouraging LP, I was about to give up. *When* she comes home, I’ll give her a hug – and then refuse to speak to her for a week!
Boy, your kitty has her ‘human training’ work cut out for her. That just ain’t the Tao of Cats. Period. Say no more.
You said it Pamela!!!!
I live it, Chips. I do.
Trying to get home in time for the SOTU, but so much traffic. Ugh, just got cut off. http://t.co/SgH7dZQm— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) February 12, 2013
Is that Chip’s kitty?
Seriously. Chips how did your cat learn how to drive?
I taught her everything she knows, Alice!
Awwww, you have to make peace with your tabby Chipsticks
I do GGail, but if she is in a huff a major injustice is happening here, she has NO right to blame me for the despot!!!!
Er, sorry Chipsticks, there is no one else to blame. Cats Rule, Dogs Drool….. Remember?
Booooooooooooooo!!! Dogs are the Kings and Queens of the Universe!
(psst-this, um, ‘attitude’, could be exactly why (for cryin’ out loud) your kitty is NOT speaking to you?) Mmmmm?
Well, I did once give out to my dog-nephew for peeing on her house – and then got out the hose and all kinds of chemicals to wash it (the house, not the dog). So, while she might suspect I’m a dog-worshiper at heart, she CANNOT complain about discrimination.
OF COURSE she can ~ she is a cat!
kitty is just making sure you know who’s the boss of her
I suspect that’s EXACTLY what’s going on here, Susanne!!
Oh Chips I’m so sorry she hasn’t come home yet, poor thing, prolly feels she’s been displaced ‘again’.. meaning when she found you, she had been homeless… hopefully she’ll be back soon. Did you get rid of the ‘despot’ yet?? Sending strong vibes to your girl to get her hiney back home to you immediately!
Thanks a million sherijr, I think that’s exactly what it is, she feels like she’s been run out of her home – again. The despot hasn’t been around since Sunday, presumably because we’ve stopped putting food out. Just hoping SO BAD she’ll come home.
Glad hes gone Chips.. I do pray for kitties (thats the extent of my praying She’ll come home soon.. 7 years is a long time to stay in one place- hang in there.. keep the penthouse lights on for her
Will do sherijr! This is her exact penthouse (minus the dog):
And minus the, eh, terrace (?)
Might purchase the terrace for her if she promises to come home.
Wowzer no wonder the despot tried to move in ~ very classy quarters.. dang she’ll be back, no wway is she giving up you & the Penthouse !
I’m thinking now she left because I never got her the terrace to sunbathe!
Yes they can be a persnickity lot- cats.. mine keep me jumping all darn day with their crazy demands.. I advise you to just go ahead and give her whatever she wants.. save the battle fatigue
I do love cats
I found your kitty, she is driving on the way to the SOTU…..up thread!
Looks a little like her too LP!!!
You will get used to always coming up short in the cats’ eye view… eventually. It may be you will even comprehend to be ignored by a cat is a compliment.
Wonderful news! She’s probably spying the despot from her “other” secret undisclosed location….weighing her options like a smart cat should:)
I sure hope you don’t have any coyotes around. They’re popping up all over Chicago. They’ve been sighted and videoed on the Univ. of Chicago campus which is only 5 or 6 blocks from PBO’s residence.
I’m in a coyote-free zone Yardarm! That’s amazing, on the Univ of Chicago campus?!?! Do you ever remember them coming so close to cities/humans??
And Wrigley field http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Wild-Coyotes-Spotted-in-Wrigleyville-180862161.html
Not in recent history but I use to see them at most locations on the outskirts of town when I was working. We have had a real problem with peoples dogs and cats being snatched and they are not camera shy. We can count on them making the news on a weekly basis.
Just amazing that they’re now coming in to towns, presumably food is scarce in their usual terrain? Freaks me out that they’re snatching cats and dogs, ugh.
Yeah. Last week about two or three chased a small dog into his house and broke the glass in the home owners storm door trying to get him. It’s just a matter of time before a dog gets snatched while being walked. The varmints have also been known to attack small children.
Oh my ….. there goes my night’s sleep
Sebelius: healthcare getting stronger-
Jovie I read the article. Did you read the comments? they are one sick bunch of RWNJ’s.
I am FIRED UP!!!! But I am nervous. Why? I don’t know just wishing my President the best
He has GOT this.
Chris Matthews compares Dorner to OJ Simpson, and CNN calls Dorner an animal. Where’s all the talk about mental illness, stress, depression or Asperger’s Disorder that frequently comes up in the media when the shooter is white?????!??!??
The young man who shot his Mother and went into that school and shot those 26 people, including twenty 6 and 7 year olds were never call a animal, was he?
Very true, annie.
I am not surprise, when a black guy does something bad it is multiple ten folds within the media, I guess black people (me) included do not have mental issues
I don’t approve of his methods of getting attention, but clearly he is disturbed mentally because this injustice has festered for many years (since 2009) to where all rationale is out the window and the sad part is that his claim of wrongful termination has merit and deserves to be re-examined.
I agree GGail and like you, I make no excuses for Dorner. He is a murderer and has to deal with the consequences, even thought mental illness may be a factor (as is almost always the case in situations like this).
Having said that, we duly note the media’s very different and racist take on shooters who are of different ethnic background. This guy’s situation and behavior bears no resemblance to that of OJ Simpson save for the fact they are both Black. Yet Tweety immediately drew this spurious comparison based on ethnicity and nothing else.
Chris Matthews is a biggoted fool.. he’s sees a black man and not much else. Funny how when white folks go off the deep end.. we send in the psychologists and try to understand.. but here it’s OJ he’s reminded of. Ignorant idiot.
Animals to not slaughter other animals for no reason. Only humans do that.
That is great news. 😻
I was replying to Chips and her kitty, not mental illness. Sorry everyone.
Apology accepted carolmae – it happens to all of us at one time or another…..our comment comes in where ever it wants too sometimes. We understand
Like kitty. Does kitty have a name?
If only everybody in America had more Guns?
In fact, in the future, we all should have access to our nuclear codes…
Only then will I feel safe to walk down the streets.
Obama speech tonight more confrontational with GOP than previously thought. He will blame sequester cuts + econ damage on them. #TAN— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) February 12, 2013
So in other word David Shuster the President will tell the truth.
Got you covered anniebella…
@DavidShuster In other words, he'll be telling the TRUTH. Sequester was ransom for avoiding debt ceiling crisis. U knew that, right?— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 12, 2013
go get ‘em Dudette, well done
Ka-POW Dudette! Right in the kissah!
Great tweet, Dudette! These media people are obnoxious. I am thankful for all members of TOD twitter brigade for pushing back against these unethical people.
pretty funny–with all that’s going on (hostage/police/fugitive situation; senate vote on hagel; sotu speech pre-show; etc) hufpoo continues to run a huge banner ‘ladies man’ with a giant ugly photo of rubio, declaring that he voted against vawa. bwaaaahaaaahaaaaaa!
In that photo at the top, I would venture a guess that Our Preezy is READY! eh? Oh yeah!
yes! i love that photo–he’s entirely prepared, and secure in what he’s doing. shows the pundit angst for what it is– hot air.
I won’t mind at all if the entire GOP and their boorish representatives make utter fools of themselves tonight. Sounds as if that’s the plan!
Mohawk NASA star sporting the patriotic Red/White/Blue hari tonight at the State of the Union buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/n… http://t.co/CkK4nzRu— The lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) February 12, 2013
Speaking of Fired Up: support PBO here: http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO
Where is everyone watching the SOTU tonight? WH.gov?
Yup…loving the countdown already starting!
The wh.gov site is showing the SOTU in several formats – enhanced, non-enhanced, open captioned and best of all open for questions at 10:00 – no pundits??!!
I am.. I have to live ‘pundit free’ at all times. Its Whitehouse.gov for me, plus I like to give POTUS the numbers / ratings, whatever and not the cable/media.
I’m thinking I’ll join you guys:) I HATE the pundit chatter….
me too, I gave them up 5 years ago when POTUS was running.. cannot stand their BS & all out lies.. plus I understand his words/ meanings quite fine without media attempting to distort his words… and I really HATE when they try to tell us what he Should say or what he should have said or what he Really meant.. you know the drill. They’re a tiresome lot
and I really HATE when they try to tell us what he Should say or what he should have said or what he Really meant..
Amen to prettyfoot! And I too gave up the MSM 5 years ago, I remember the actual day I stopped watching CNN and then I also gave up MSNBC … all of them. I get all my news on this blog (all day pretty much) and now just one other that I go to about once a day. The funny thing is my son will ask me “Did you hear ….. (about whatever)” and I say yes. Because even though he does still frequent some news organizations (mostly Al Jazeera) and our local/state news, and he is on Twitter … I still will have heard whatever here, many times before he did. How about that?
Me too! I come here everyday several times a day to get alllll my news ~ its the best and most honest place to come.
I did the same, Sherjr, and my health improved. I still get angry when I read some of their punditry nonsense but it’s not the same rage I had listening to them.
Between the Hagel, the Dorner, the Rubio, and the Nuggent…did you miss this priceless brain bleach moment?
“Slow down. Slow down. How about a little foreplay?”
— House Speaker John Boehner, quoted by ABC News, joking that with bipartisan conversations on immigration reform taking place it’s too early to talk about specific legislation.
Oh ick. What is wrong with this man??
I hope this Dorner standoff doesnt’ take away from the SOTU
Well, he’s a Black guy so it’s bound to be Obama’s fault.
(I can’t watch the SOTU — never have. In the past because it was boring and now with our PBO, I’m too nervous.)
Must Read! http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/02/12/1580111/three-charts-that-show-america-doesnt-have-a-spending-problem/
Most of us ARE very aware of the issues, but we’ll all need to be able to have credible information/knowledge of the facts if we are to engage for these next 4 years….OFA is now ISSUES oriented (since our guy was re elected!) So as you all take the time to write your representatives or LTE’s and the like….these facts will be indispensable.
Opinion of the Republican Party: Favorable 31% / Not favorable 60% (CBS News Poll, 2/6-10) j.mp/rxriRJ— PollingReport.com (@pollreport) February 12, 2013
Rubio, the saviour to the rescue!!!!!
1997 Bill Clinton SOTU was split screen with OJ Simpson Civil verdict. will Dorner episode be over by 9PM for Obama SOTU?— (@AprilDRyan) February 12, 2013
You know they’re gonna do it again.
I fear so Squarepeg, actually I’d be half surprised if they showed any of the SOTU.
there’s reference on buzzfeed to a rethug party game–things i’d rather do than watch the pbo sotu. i won’t link it–but a few of their preferred activites are fighting chris christie for food; babysit honey booboo; and listen to call me maybe on a continuous loop. so clearly, watching a tragic fugitive arrest in the snowy mountains would be a peachy option for them.
What about the split screen with the oil spill of 2010? That was unbelievable!
NBC news reports one of the officers he shot today has died. Whatever sympathy, or understanding of grievance, he was trying to generate—–gone—-too many innocent victims. Senseless gun violence again.
Incredible and appalling. Another reason I don’t watch.
Is that true, another cop was shot dead by Dorner??
LA Times and affiliates report one of the deputies wounded in the Big Bear shootout has died from his injuries via @SteveBruskCNN
Thanks LP, this is just one horrible disaster.
L.A. times hub http://www.latimes.com/news/local/dorner-manhunt/
They are setting the cabin on fire right now. Dorner is toast – literally and figuratively.
Negative those are flash bang and tear gas canisters!
Ok- I still don’t think he’s leaving that cabin alive – assuming he’s there.
My error. I just saw flames.
Yes, another officer is dead.
RT @GigiGraciette: FOX 11 reporter @cgfox11 knows the officer who was killed. Says his wife just had a baby. Heartbreaking. #RIP #Dorner— myFOX Los Angeles (@myfoxla) February 13, 2013
The Citizen Response Tool for the 2013 State of the Union
Yay! Good Stuff! Tweeted it! Thanks!
The #Citizen Response Tool for the 2013 State of the Union: youtu.be/Tni1zpQPr24 #SOTU #Obama #Forward— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 13, 2013
Everyone ignore the video above my vid is in HD!
#NRA scrubs #anti-gun enemy list from website but a version still exists on.msnbc.com/Z6B1gl @thelastword #GunsOverPeople— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 13, 2013
Gotta get on the road so I can be home for the big event. Catch y’all later! Happy SOTU Day!
Safe traveling Dudette!
Be safe, Dudette!
Photo of chance encounter between POTUS and FLOTUS (w flotus CoS Tina Tchen) on WH colonnade today http://t.co/eJK3g1Yc— (@petesouza) February 12, 2013
OMG Chipsticks JINX again!!!!!!! ok I leave all SOTU video/pics to the queen!
I love the chance encounter photos of FLOTUS and POTUS.
hey effing ‘savior’ rubio– tell us how violence against women isn’t a problem in america, and guns are not a problem either.
‘ Police are investigating a reported shooting incident that occurred Monday night in Hilo that left two women dead.
At about 11:20 pm on Monday night, police responded to several calls of gunshots in the 600 block of Leilani Street. Responding officers conducted checks within the residence and discovered two victims with apparent gunshot wounds.
Both victims were transported to the Hilo Medical Center where they were pronounced dead, police say.
Sean Ivan Masa Matsumoto, 34 of Hilo, was taken into custody at the scene on suspicion of first degree murder and two counts of second degree murder.
Two children who were also at the residence at the time of the shooting were uninjured and are under the care of family members. ‘
Oh, susanne…there are no words. Thank goodness the children are safe.
#BREAKING: Cabin where #Dorner is believed to be barricaded is fully engulfed in flames. cbsloc.al/14R5E92— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) February 13, 2013
I’m looking forward to the peace of mind our President always give me when I hear him speak.
I gave up hope when we were ROBBED of MLK and RFK.
Now we have BHO and I’m glad I lived long enough to see this day!!
Watching the smoke billowing from that cabin, I have to admit I feel ill. Couldn’t ever defend the man for killing those four people, but I still have a feeling he was driven to this madness by the pure hate he witnessed and experienced. Again, NOT defending him, what he did was unforgivable, but it’s all just horrific.
Absolutely, Ms. Chips. System overload for this man.
Surely there was a better way to tell his story.
There definitely was Dotster, and in his ‘manifesto’ he talked of the LAPD losing their “moral compass” – which many of them most certainly did, a long time ago. But he never seemed to get that he had lost his moral compass too, he genuinely seemed to think what he was doing – murdering innocents – was somehow righteous. Again, not defending anything he did, and this ending was inevitable – but he seemed to live a decent life until he experienced the poison of the LAPD. In the end, tragically, he proved to be as ‘moral’ as many of them. It’s depressing.
You distilled that down, Ms. Chips. It’s hard to figure out up from down, good from bad, black from white, but it’s never that cut and dried.
Agree Lynn, things are never as straightforward as the woeful, uninquiring media would have us believe.
Totally agree with you. If he’s dead, it’s going to reflect badly on the LAPD in the long run.
I agree. And I know how the media works. They have already tried him in the court of public opinion. And yes what he did was wrong, but we’ve been only hearing one side of this story.
I mean right about now I wouldn’t mind doing normally unspeakable things that Cruz and that washed up hasbeen. So there’s that..
s/b ‘to that Cruz…”
And because they can now dismiss him as a ‘madman’ – and it’s hard to argue with suggestions he was unbalanced when he killed four innocent people – all his allegations, which were so incredibly detailed, will be completely ignored. Anyone who dared ask questions about them would be accused of trying to make a martyr of a dead murderer. Ah, it’s all miserable.
Please keep everyone safe. Watching breaking news from Ca.,…
****HEADS UP!******** ****HEADS UP!******** ****HEADS UP!******** ****HEADS UP!******** ****HEADS UP!********
BTW, TODobots, just a reminder that Meta (and others, including moi) asked earlier that we of TODville not make mention of the inappropriate GOP guest once the SOTU gets underway! It would be so wonderfully nice if we could close him out of our space so he won’t get any of OUR village oxygen. All in favour, say ‘Aye’.
‘Ayes have it!’
****HEADS UP!************HEADS UP!************HEADS UP!************HEADS UP!************HEADS UP!************HEADS UP!********
Totally on board, vc.
I hear you:) Nothing but a shitstain…..not worth talking about
Thank you very much, vc!!
aye! no mention of no-gent!
Aye, Aye, Aye … as many times as it can be said. My son is out at a Mardi Gras party and he would usually be the one to watch with hubby, so I think I will watch with him (I was going to have it on in the background, just no sound) but I don’t want hubby to have to watch it alone, so … I will take laptop up to the man cave and do my best to watch. I have had my meds today; I have makings for a Manhattan, some Abita beer (from Abita Springs, LA) and some jambalaya and boudin and crackers. Happy Mardi Gras TODers!! Happy SOTU Day!
You sound well-prepared for everything and anything, DaisyD. That’s the spirit!
you got it VC!!!
SQUEEEEEEEEEEE @FLOTUS just hugged me! #SOTU— Bobak F. (@tweetsoutloud) February 13, 2013
Our President has his hands full on a good day and I am SOOOO glad we still have him on the job.
Black smoke from Big Bear Dorner cabin.
http://t.co/pvDIWPjo— Mary Foster (@marylynne1) February 13, 2013
Lesson without word, Mary. Beautiful. Love the smile.
The reporters are insufferable and are really disappointed that there were no hostages. Blood thirsty bastards!
For whatever reason this man may have chosen his current path, we will all be
diminished, as a nation.
Cable news coverage of Dorner means I have no clue what Obama and Rubio need to accomplish tonight :(— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) February 13, 2013
Van Jones RT’d this just now. He seems to agree with this person. So ALL that the POTUS has proposed has been for everyone EXCEPT black men?
@VanJones68 OMGudness I'm not the only one? What is the POTUS' agenda for black men? Everybody else is covered. Black men? not addressed— Monique Johnson (@monalatte) February 13, 2013
These things don’t concern black men? FFS!
gobrooklyn, the person who tweeted this must be stupid or a idiot, maybe both. The black men I know are concern about jobs, gun control, education, voting rights.
WTF?!?! Those are ‘non-black’ issues???? ****ing idiot.
This is the original tweet. He’s playing dumb by the way. Pretending that the “people” who say GOP should pursue Latinos are the same ones who push back on him when he implies that POTUS doesn’t address AA’s concerns.
People say GOP should address Latinos. Nobody blinks. I say Obama should address blacks. Everyone flips out! inamerica.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/12/opi… @CNN— Van Jones (@VanJones68) February 13, 2013
What exactly should Obama say about Blacks? Who the hell appointed Van Jones to speak for all Black people? Jones should get over the fact that he is no longer in the administration. The President just got off the campaign trail. If the vast majority of Black people didn’t think that he looks out for their interests they would never have voted for him in record numbers. These Black emoprogs, like Van Jones, and Black right wingers, like Dr. Benjamin Carson, think all Black people are stupid and can be easily swayed every time you claim to speak for them. The Black people I know are solidly behind the President. Many understand that he has, from day one, been attacked from the right and the left. Besides, speaking for my self, I never witnessed similar vitriol from some of the President’s Black bashers, like some in the CBC, Van Jones, Tavis Smiley, and Cornel West, being unleashed against Bill Clinton. Some body please correct me if they remember Van Jones ever asking President Clinton, or President George W. Bush, to address Blacks in the SOTU.
Fot the record, GOP is asked to address Latinos because Republicans have been trashing Latinos. Is Van Jones saying that President Obama has been trashing Black people? If not, then why the false equivalence? I am sick of these holier than thou Blacks who instead of going out to organize and empower the Black community are busy dumping their shit on President Obama. This is just my opinion of Van Jones: he just loves the limelight. He has discovered that in rider to stay in the limelight, and also make money on the side, he must constantly attack the President; a man he once supported and worked for.
I’m right there with you on all of this. When he’s on TV he’s introduced as a Democratic strategist. Since when? Thought he was supposed to be an activist?
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